Police investigate possible murder-suicide

January 5, 2013

Law enforcement were at the scene Saturday morning of what officials believe is a murder-suicide near Seneca. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said shortly after 7:00 AM Saturday that a passerby saw and reported two bodies in the front yard of 220 Steve Nix Road in the Return Community. Crenshaw said a man and the woman had been shot. Coroner Karl Addis identifies the victims as 58 year-old Gwendolyn D. Hiott and 50 year-old James Wesley Foxx. Addis says the scene is consistent with that of a murder-suicide and it’s believed to have occurred sometime after 1:00 AM Saturday. ¬†The Coroner says Hiott, the female victim, appears to have died from a gunshot wound to the chest, while Foxx, the male, had a gunshot wound to the head. ¬†Authorities say a handgun was found near the body of Mr. Foxx. Addis says an autopsy will be conducted on Sunday to assist in documenting the fatal injuries and to officially classify the manner of death. ¬†Officials say the man and woman were not married, but were in a relationship with each other, and both lived at the location of the incident.

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